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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Cookie Recipe Desparately Needed on: May 07, 2007 10:54:43 AM
I looked on topsecretrecipes.com to see if I could find the Subway cookies.  The guy who runs it takes restaurant food, and tries to figure out the recipe and techniques to make it.  There were not cookie recipes for Subway, but there was a recipe for Mrs. Field's cookies, which are also really gooey. 

On that note, I've really found that it's not so much the recipe, but the cooking time that makes the difference in gooeyness.  I take them out of the oven just when they get a little tan around the edges, but still look undone in the middle.  They'll carry over bake a little bit on the sheet after you take them out of the oven.  Another idea I have is to mix up a batch, but only bake however many you're going to eat at a time, and keep the rest in the freezer.  Then you're guaranteed to not have stale, hard cookies.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: baby e - a noro entrelac scarf on: January 04, 2007 11:52:50 AM
Beautiful scarf!  I also like the sweater you're wearing underneath, did you make that too?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 2 on: December 23, 2006 04:03:23 PM
I did it!  I'm rather proud of myself.  I'll post close ups later.  Picture posting wasn't so scary after all!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 2 on: December 23, 2006 04:02:20 PM
Ok, this is my first time uploading pictures, so please be nice, I'm about to lose my picture posting virginity!  Smiley




An embarrassingly long time ago I got a package in the mail with, count em, TWO magic yarn balls!  I'm making mittens, fair-isleing (can that be a verb?) for the first time, and it is fun!  So, I asked for a hat pattern to go along with my mittens, and my awesome partner, jese, went above and beyond!  The navy one had a necklace poking out, and the white, a cute red and pink chihuahua!  I love chihuahuas!

Knowing that stupid finals were going to get in the way of knitting out the magic yarn, (and some last minute christmas presents) I cheated and unraveled them.  Here's what I got:



The complete list:

Kira the chihuahua (I named her after my friend's dog.  Also, she's not still in the ball, I just propped her up on top)
A Caribou coffee mug ornament (I work at a coffee shop too!  But not Caribou  Smiley )
Two pairs of earrings, one pink, and one orange and yellow
A matching bottle cap necklace
A cute crochet pouch
a ducky candle
lavender soap (smells so good!)
hair clips
orange crush chap stick
an alien zipper pull
a cute pin
Burt's Bees lotion (my new favorite!)
Tic-Tac mints (Uh, jese, are you trying to tell me something?  Kidding, they're really yummy!)

Jese, thanks so much!  As soon as I get my mittens done, I'm going to start on my hat.  My ears are getting cold!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Magic Yarn Ball Round 2 on: December 06, 2006 01:51:23 PM
As I was running out the door, I found a package sitting on the porch.  Of course I couldn't let it sit out there in the cold, so I brought the poor thing in to warm up!  So I was a little late to class, there are more important matters at hand!  I'm so excited!  I got two magic yarn balls! There's an adorable red (kangaroo? deer? I don't know yet!) poking his head out of the white one.  I'll free him as soon as I can!  I'll post pics as soon as I can too, tomorrow hopefully!

Thanks Jese, you're awesome!
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: New Stitch Diva Pattern/Glampyre sweater on: November 24, 2006 03:43:11 PM
Ok, I think I've been lurking on this thread since it started, and have been so amazed by everyone's talent!  I am totally lusting after this pattern, but I don't have the money for the yarn, or the time to work on it (stupid school on both accounts!)  TheBon, your sweater is gorgeous!  I love the color, you should be proud of yourself!   
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian inspired Punky Prom Dress on: November 02, 2006 04:26:52 PM
The dress looks great!  I love the color and the detailing!  And only $25, awesome!  I used to sell prom dresses at a department store, and couldn't believe how much some girls were paid!  Do you have a picture of the shoes?  I'd love to see them!  I have a bit of a shoe problem  Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with thumb gore needed! on: October 24, 2006 07:23:00 PM
Could somebody help me figure a mitten pattern out?

I'm making the North Star Mittens from the Knit Mittens book.  It's my first attempt at fair isle.  The pattern on the outside is going fine, but it's the thumb gore, knitted in a "Salt and Pepper" pattern (1 stitch main color, 1 stitch contrasting color, repeated) that I can't figure out.  The instructions for the thumb gore read like this: "K1 mc (marking stitch), M1L (maintaining Salt and Pepper sequence), K5, M1R, K2 mc (marking stitches that are the exit from the thumb gore), work Salt and Pepper to the end of the needle."  Then this needs to be done 4 more times

My question is this: if I keep making stitches, how can I keep the pattern to only 5 stitches in between the marking stitch?  Do I just ignore the K5, and instead knit however many are between the two marking stitches?  Also, whenever I get to the M1R, I always get a repeat of color, is that ok, or can I avoid that somehow?

Thanks to anyone who read this far, and double thanks to anyone who can give me some insight!  If there's something that I can clarify, please let me know.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I hate our kitchen cabinets! on: October 22, 2006 08:46:16 AM
I second the contact paper idea.  There's also clear contact paper, so you could put whatever you want underneath, pictures, photos, etc, and then cover it with the contact paper.  I don't know how water proof it is, but I would think it would be ok for the cabinet doors.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitted wedding dress on: October 04, 2006 06:11:44 PM
Is this the dress you were talking about?
http://www.interweave.com/images/imagesknit/img_knit/Wedding_Gown.pdf
It's hard to tell what the bodice looks like, but the skirt looks swishy and fun!
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